Meet the Directors
PROGRAM DIRECTORDavid Smelin has been the program director since 1992. Previously, he spent eight years as director of Hampton Day School Summer Camp in Bridgehampton, New York. David has been a teacher for 37 years. He spent 10 years at Brooklyn Friends School, teaching combined 2nd/3rd grade classes and then 4th/5th grade classes. He came to Fieldston Lower in 1985 and has been a 4th grade teacher ever since.
Jennifer Erdman is excited to return for another summer to Fieldston Outdoors. Prior to Fieldston Outdoors she worked at Camp Wayne for Girls, an overnight camp in Pennsylvania, for nine summers. She has been a science and math teacher at Ethical Culture since 2007. Jen likes to think of herself as a lifelong camper.